Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What I've learned

Bonjour maman,
Comment vas-tu? et Comment va l’étude de français? Well, that is good that i didn't miss a good game. haha. Hopefully next year it will be better. Yeah, i have to admit when i see carli in photos some times it is hard for me to regonize her. mais ça va aller. Wow, i can't believe that so many people are engaged. A girl that lived across the hall from me at college just sent me an email saying that she is engaged. I think i'm going to have to go to a lot of weddings. haha. That is great that Hunter's papers are already in. Keep me posted on where he gets his call. Praying for Benin Cotonou. haha.
Thanks for the two emails. I think that that would be awesome to room with Danny. We could speak french with each other all the time. haha. I'll send him a quick email to see what he thinks. Also for nanny jo there is no problem. I can always ask the tailor to buy the fabric and make the ties. I just need to know how many she would like. He is actually a member who is getting ready to go on a mission(he is waiting for his call), so he has tons of time. So i'm sure there are no problems. The navities for chelsea will be a little harder. I don't know a place here in togo to buy it .
I know, at the beginning of my mission the end seemed so far away. Now in a few days, it will be over. Wow, to say what i have learned in two years is kind of hard, there are so many things. I think the thing that the mission has done for me the most, is i have learned how to get along and try to love everyone. I'm not sure if that makes any sense, but what i mean is that back at home if someone annoyed me or wasn't nice towards me, i would just avoid this person. ON the mission, you can't do that. It has taught me how to work through my problems and to communicate with people. ALso I have learned some much about the scriptures and scripture study.
I would tell at someone who is coming to my mission is to not compare the different cultures or costums. But to know that just because something is different doesn't inherently mean that it is wrong. I think that mindset has helped me some much.
Well, This week was awesome. Elder Clayton came and visited us. He had given us a reading assignement, and then during the meeting asked us what we had learned. And then he let us ask question. So we got to ask question to 2 general authorities, their wives, an area seventy, president weed, and his wife too. How great is that? I thought it was pretty great.
I'm so excited for you to come here. I'm kind of putting the last finishing touches on the plans. I love you more than you can imagine,
Elder Kimzey

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I'm #1 (on the stake wall...)

Bonjour maman,
Comment ça va? Et la semaine c’était bien passée? That is crazy that i'm the oldest missionary left. How is Will doing? How many missionaries are there now in our stake? That is too bad that you pulled your hamstring. Have you been icing it and stretching it too?
That is great that you have almost finished all of your shots. That is crazy that you met the niece of the southams. They are really nice. I have to admit that i'm doing pretty good. I have to admit that i'm so excited to see you guys, and to show you around. Also i wanted to ask you a question. I've beeen thinking of making some ties from traditional fabric. What do you think of that? I thought of making them for most of the guys in our family. How many would i need to make?
That sounds like a good plan. Is carli and chelsea going to drive down to pick us up? or are you guys just going to leave the car in Vegas?
This week was great. I've been showing my campanion around. He has learned the secteur quick. This week we had an awesome lesson with this lady who is the girlfriend of a member of the church. We were doing a follow up on the first lesson. She understand the restoration well. She seems to really believe it too. It is kind of hard because she works nights(i know how hard that it.) So she sleeps often during the day. But she is progressing well, so we'll see.
Also this week we have been contacting all of the contacts that we got. It has been a lot of work but we got a few good contacts.
Also we have been visiting a lot of member active and inactive. They gave us a lot of contacts. So hopefully things will keep going good here at Tokoin.
Well, mom i love you more than pie. Can't wait to see you. Also a missionary asked me if you could bring him 3 sticks of deodrant. It is not urgent, so if there isn't space don't worry about it. Bon, je t'aime, et nous allons nous voir bientôt,
Elder Corey Kimzey

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

3 weeks...

Bonjour comment ça va? Comment était la semaine? Je vais très bien.
That is crazy that a canadian woman made it to the quarterfinals. (australian open)  Has
that ever happened before in history? Who do you think is going to
That is awesome that you sent you vsa applications in. Do you get it
back already? I'll make sure and tell Elder Kunz that you have a
package for him.
Yeah, we do have them in French.  (life of Jesus video)They are pretty cool. I feel like
there are pretty realistic. me too, i always feel the spirit as i
watch them.
That is awesome that Megan is going to Toronto. Although, that will
definetly be a cold one. That would be awesome if Hunter came here.
Right now we have two elders who are here who are cousins. Although,
we wouldn't be here at the same time it would still be awesome.
This week has been a good one. We are still in the process of
contacting all the referalls that we recieve from the members. We
recieved around 40 to 50 referalls haha. So little bylittle we been
trying to contact them all. We have some pretty awesome new
investigators. We have one who is a hairdresser. We had a good
lesson with her about prayer. She was so excited to talk to us. Also
we had a great lesson with a guy who leaves next to a member. He had
a bunch of questions about the plan of salvation especially Adam and
Eve. It went really well. It helped to have a member along who bore
his testimony about it.
Also we got another tansfer call. I guess my campanion is getting
transferred to Benin. It kind of suprised me because i thought he
would be my last campanion. But i guess Heavenly Father planned
differently. So my new campanion comes tommorow. His name is Elder
Diallo. He is also from the ivory coast. So I have 3 weeks to show
him around the secteur, which might be a little hard because i don't
know it very well myself haha. ça va aller. Elder Diallo is a great
missionary and one of my favorite missionary so it should work out
Wow, i can't believe we are going to see eachother in like 3 weeks.
It kind of wierd to think about. Also i've been planning our trip. I
have some fun things planned. We are definetly going to have a good
time. Also i don't know if you got my email about the measurements
for your clothes. I'm so excited for you to come here. You are going
to love it. Je t'aime maman, plus que la tarte même,
Elder Corey Kimzey

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year's

Comment ça va? Tu as fait un peu? moi, j'ai fait beaucoup même. haha Wow i can't believe that there is only 5weeks left. It is crazy to think that even. That is great that you have finished some of your shots. don't worry about the travel nurse. it isn't that bad. Alot of the things they talk about are in the villages. So no worries.
No way, Kaylee boyer got engaged to texting jordan. That is wierd. It seems like everyone is getting engaged. No way Gimpy got married. Shoot, she always told me that she was going to marry me. oh well haha.
Yeah, i totally know how you feel. I'm suppose to give a lesson tommorow in Zone meeting and it is today i came up with an idea. That sounds like a great lesson though. I like that quote from CS lewis a lot. It is so true that everyone has the potiental to become like God.
This week has been pretty crazy for us. Considering this week was New years, which means everyone is celebrating all week, it went really well. We ate a ton this week. We had so many members invite us over to eat. I really like new years here because everyone is so thankful. If you ask someone why they are celebrating, usually they tell you it is because God has been so good to them this year. We had a great fast and testimony meeting, where many people come up to thank God for 2013 and their goals for 2014. It was one of the better fast and testimony meeting i have every assisted.
Well mom, you know your french is getting better. haha. I'm sure you'll be pro by the time you get here.
I love you more than pie mom, and can't wait to see you.
 je t'aime,
Elder Corey Kimzey